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Address: Fort Zoutman | Historical Muaseum, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: +297 582 2185
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Aruba Culture

A weekly folkloric event with a good variety of local food, music, dance and a little lesson on the local language...held in the courtyard of Oranjestad's historic Fort Zoutman.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
Cyndie17
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Harriman, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The entertainment was quite amateur....dancing was "polkas" from Poland???. etc. The line for the food was very long and not worth the wait. Would not recommend.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A weekly folkloric event with a good variety of local food, music, dance and a little lesson on the local language...held in the courtyard of Oranjestad's historic Fort Zoutman.

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Gardiner, Maine
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80 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My wife and I loved this 90-minute show - good mix of music, singing, dancing, etc. Best deal on the island at only $5. Note it is only held on Tuesdays - doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:00. There is a full bar and local food to sample, as well as craft tables. Make sure to stay until... More 

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Music was too loud. I wore earplugs and still heard everything. Dancing was interesting but not unusual compared to other cultural reviews we've visited. Food was adequate, not outstanding in any way.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was a very nice show to learn about the culture. There were vendors and traditional food. It was not a fully polished production. There were some glitches here and there where the audience had to wait for the next group of dancers. It was nice though and worth the price.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We saw the show during our stop in Aruba while on a cruise. The admission price was $5.00. There were 3 tables of crafts for sale reasonably priced. There were also several homemade dinners available for sale at $6.00 - $7.00 along with individual items for $1.25 (small meat pies and cheese pies) Soda and beer was also available for... More 

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North Adams, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

A down to earth review of the multicultural history of the island with wonderful music, talented dancers, singers and poet. Good food for a small price and a charismatic emcee. Very enjoyable!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The history and the entertainment was fabulous...The MC was knowledgeable of the history of Aruba. The dancers and the music was fascinating...

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

For $5.00 this is a steal. Every Tuesday night they do a 2 hour show that brings you thru the history of Aruba in a calendar format Jen-Dec festivities. It is done in the old fort outside and refreshments are fro sale as are some flea market like tables (3). The narrator was good to listen to and kept the... More 

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Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The festival is more of a stage show, but well worth it. You learn more about the Arubian culture and way of life. The dancers were great and costumes were colorful. Don't expect Vegas and you won't be disappointed. A fun evening for a very low cost.

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